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Brewed by Brouwerij Huyghe
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Melle, Belgium

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RATINGS: 2795   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Bottle Conditioned.
Launched on December 26th 1989 @ 9% abv. Abv reduced from 9% to 8.5% in 2003.
The particular character and the unique taste of "Delirium Tremens" result from the use of three different kinds of yeast. Its very original packing, which resembles cologne ceramics, and the colourful label contribute to its success.
In 1997, Stuart A. Kallen nominated Delirium Tremens as "best beer in the world". A gold medal during the "world beer championships" in Chicago (1998) confirmed that worldwide recognition.


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hobgoblin (163) - St-Épiphane, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 25, 2005
Bottle. Deep golden color and thin white head. Yeast and lightly fruity aroma. Taste of yeast and fruits and after taste of yeast and malt. Good carbonation. Very nice. Bière de couleur jaune paille opaque avec un mince collet blanc. Odeur de levure et légèrement fruité. Au goût, c’est la levure et elle est légèrement fruité et arrière goût de levure et de malt et assez élevé en co2. Très bonne.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
weepingsuds (222) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - JUN 19, 2005
Not really a big fan of this style, but this one had some good points. First of all the bottle is interesting to look at and worth keeping. Taste similar to other belgium blonds ive had, but this had a more sweet fruity flavor. Nice carbonation. The best part is the belly warming effect, but be careful to much of this can kick you right in the keyster.,

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
omnivore (270) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 16, 2005
On Tap: Pours a bright golden yellow with a whispy white head. Sweet and fruity nose. Bright and sweet flavor that dissapates quickly leaving behind a hit of hops.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2005
a sim rate: (on tap) One of my faves, especially on tap. It tingles in your mouth. Very fruity aroma. I can pick out peaches. There are definite peach and berries in the flavour. You can clearly tell that it’s strong and the alcohol is there, but not at all overwhelming which makes it nicely drinkable. Lovely stuff!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
can8ianben (1324) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2005
Tasted on tap in DC at St. X. Great little belgiun beer. It is cloudy and yellow in appearance with little head and some nice lacing. There is some imediate spice and orange citrus in the nose, but that is ofset quickly with a almost bubblegum sweetness in the taste. The spice, cloves, is present throughout, and the taste is really very interesting and enjoyable. The cost was rediculous, $7.75 for a glass, but it was a very enjoyable beer. One that was great to sip. I would like to try a bottle and see the difference.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bsawatzky (153) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2005
tasted on tap at st. ex cafe in D.C. golden color with off white head. tasted in many ways like a belgian white although perhaps a bit hoppier. there was also a sweet malty character in the flavor that was unique. almost like candy or sweet fruit. yeast prominant.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 9, 2005
750 mL Hazy blond body underneath a nearly pure white head. Head dissipated quickly, not too much lacing. Smell is very yeasty with some spice in it. First taste is a fairly simple Belgian blond flavor. Better hop presence than I’d expected, but also way more alcohol flavor as well. The alcohol really thins out the palate, too -- this beer feels like a diet soda in the mouth. Overall underwhelming. Even when it warmed up and the flavor got a little more interesting, it was way too alcholic to enjoy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2005
Light hazy golden colour with a fast disappearing white head. malty and sweet aroma with fruity and yeasty notes. Spicy and malty flavor, fruity notes with a nice sweetness. Finish is dry and sweet. Nice thick palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2005
(Bottle 33 cl) With it’s name, it’s pink elephants on the label and it’s imitated white "ceramics" bottle this beer always attracts some attention from the first-timer. Would be easy just to slash it for it’s corny and kitschy appearance but there’s a more than decent beer in here. Deep, hazy golden with a big, lacing head. Very malty sweetness, lots of body and potency. Yeasty notes are very prominent. Only a faint, late bitterness. 121196

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2005
From a 33cl bottle Pours a hazy gold with an enormous, frothy, ivory head. Big chunky lace. Smells spicy and lightly fruity and sweet. Peppery and hints of coriander. Taste is lightly fruity (apples, plums) and spicy (pepper, coriander). Hints of lemon. Dry and crisp. Also sour toward the end and lightly bitter in the finish. A medium bodied ale and dry. Pretty good stuff although I am not overwhelmed. I’ll buy it again.


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